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5 DEC 2004 email@example.com
Does anyone have any information on the Remmers family from Bunde? The information I have is as follows: HENRY REMMERS and MARTHA GREINVELT (GREENWALD) had the following children:
1. HINDRIK EVERTS REMMERS (b. April 19, 1863) in Bunde. Immigrated to Stephenson County, Illinois with his older brother JON GOETZ REMMERS in 1889. Hindrik married GEERTJE BOOMGARDEN (b. June 24, 1870 in Uttum kr Krummhorn Ostfriesland) in 1890 in Illinois. She immigrated to Stephenson County, Illinois with her family in 1870. Geertje's parents were GABRAND JURREN BOOMGAARDEN (b. September 8, 1834) and ANTJE GEERDS BOOMGAARDEN (b. January 15, 1830). Hindrik and Geertje had the following children: MARTHA REMMERS (b. March 17, 1891), GABRANT REMMERS (b. August 16, 1892), ANNA REMMERS (b. March 21, 1894), HENRY REMMERS, JR (b. October 16, 1895), GEORGE REMMERS (b. May 23, 1898), JOHN S. REMMERS (b. May 22, 1903), ENNO REMMERS (b. March 8, 1905).
2. JON GOETZ REMMERS (b. September 12, 1858) married WENDELINA CHRISJANS (b. 1862) in Ostfriesland. They had the following daughter, MARTHA FERN REMMERS (b. June 26, 1899). Jon immigrated to Stephenson County, Illinois in 1899 with brother Hindrik. His family ended up settling in Tomahawk, Wisconsin.
3. FENTJE H. REMMERS (b. 1860), married HENRY EVERT SLEEPER (b. 1862) in Bunde, on April 29, 1886. She and Henry immigrated to the US in 1903. They had the following children, all born in Germany: BENA SLEEPER (b. September 24, 1886), MARTHA SLEEPER (b. September 26, 1888), EVERT HENRY SLEEPER (b. March 2, 1891), HINDERK SLEEPER (b. September 19, 1893), CHRISTINA SLEEPER (b. April), JOHN SLEEPER (b. August 10, 1898), FRANK SLEEPER (b. January 16, 1900), and MARTIN SLEEPER (b. July, 1905)
4. Female child listed as M. Heikens - remained in Germany. Was still alive in 1924.
The names Henry Remmers and Martha Greinvelt (possible Greenwald) were obtained from Hindrik Remmers' and Katie Boomgarden's marriage certificate.
19 NOV 2004 LLindaC@aol.com
I am searching for German ancestor who came from Hanover to America and settled in Cincinnati Ohio where he worked as a grocer.My GGGrandfatther's name was John H. Kattenhorn born around 1820 and his wife's name was Metha or Metta born around 1830. I wouldn't be surprised if his birth name was Johann. If you know anything about these people, would you please let me know? Thank you, Linda Steidle Sparrow
16 NOV 2004 firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm looking for info about Johann Ernst Christoph Schröder. He was born 10-12-1822 in Mossenberg. He has married 3-6-1852 to Stienje Jacobs Vennema, born 10-5-1823 Winsum (Groningen,Holland). His parents were Friedrich Schröder and Anne Marie Schnitger. Children of Johann and Stientje are Maria (27-7-1853); Jacob (15-3-1855);Catharina (13-9-1857); Frederik (14-11-1859);Antje (1862);Hindertje (20-11-1864) and Grietje (26-4-1867). I would also appreciate any information on his parents and brothers and sisters and/or parents en brothers and sisters of his wife. Thank you so much! Harm
14 NOV 2004 RUFY50@wowway.com
I'm looking for my ancestors that came from Friedeburg, Reepshalt, Hannover, Prussia (John FC Meyer b 1819) He moved to Michigan in 1840's Stroht, Reepshalt, Hannover, Prussia (Heinrich Meyer b 1790) Endel, Reepshalt,Hannover, Prussia (Gerd Hinrich Meyer b 1756) Jever, Hannover, Prussia (Johan Hinrich Gerhard , Friedrich Gerhard b 1792, Johann Hinrich Meyer) any information will be appreciated. Thank You, Ruth
10 NOV 2004 email@example.com
Does anyone have a copy of Vol 1. "Ostfriesesn in Amerika"? On page 199 there is a Hinrich Hippen coming to America in 1898. I would like the name of others coming with him as he is only 10 years old. Who is his mother etc.? Where did they go? Thanks, Bill
8 NOV 2004 firstname.lastname@example.org Hi: I'm searching for any information about a Sarah Johanna Kiwiet or Dora Kiwiet, believed to be the daughters of Gerhard Kiwiet and Josephine Dirkson. Sarah's date of birth is believed to be MAY 1855; she had a son Seraphin, whose father was Seraphin Oberle from Alsace, and she eventually moved with him to the United States in about 1881.
Sarah told her grandchild that she was "von Emden, Ost Friesland am Nordsee." Family stories have it that her family was connected in some way with a freighter line, and that she and Seraphin came to the Baltimore, Maryland (U.S.) on a freighter as the only passengers. Her sister (name unknown) also came to New Orleans in the same manner, but at a different time. Any clues would be appreciated. Frank Oberle
5 NOV 2004 email@example.com
I am researching WIPKEA VALENTINE (Vollentine?). She was born in Emden, Germany on Aug. 7, 1865. She died April 10, 1882 and is buried in Crocker, Illinois. She was married to LAMMERT GERDES. Lammert Gerdes was born Oct 4, 1853 in Ostfriesland, Germany. He died June 19, 1939 and is buried in the Immanuel utheran Cemetary in Clara City, MN. Lammert's parents were GJERD L GERDES and GESCHE BROERS. Gesche was born in Germany on Aug. 28, 1833. Lammert is my g-g-grandfather. My grandma Jennie said that Wipkea translates to English as Vidakate, Gesche to Cassie. And my great-uncle Burt was also a Lammert. Julie Henthorne
30 OCT 2004 firstname.lastname@example.org
I am researching Antje Coers, born around 1850, probably in Loquard and Adde Voortmann, born probably just before 1850, probably in Emden, but possibly in Loquard or another local village. They had six children, Konrad, Mimi, Hilli, Hans, Addo and Anna. In 1898 Hilli married an Englishman who was working in the Emden telegraph office and became my grandmother. Love to hear from anyone who knows of this family. Judith Blakeman
30 OCT 2004 email@example.com
My name is Wolfgang Harms from Schirum / Aurich in Ostfriesland! I want to offer my help to all the people, who needs some to find somebody.My English is not the best...only school-English.....but I will try! Greetings to all Ostfriesians in America P.S. It can take some time before I can answer questions.
27 OCT 2004 firstname.lastname@example.org
My great grand parents and grand parents, and father were all from Wymeer, Ostfriesland, Germany. My grand father was Arend Arends, married Geeske (Klinghagen). Am looking for family connections and also wondering about siblings of my grand parents. My father had pictures of some Swalves and Rippentrop families. Trying to figure the connections. Alvera Klosterboer
20 OCT 2004 email@example.com
My husband's grandmother was a Frerichs. Her great-great grandfather Abraham Frerichs (of Etzel, Ostfriesland, Germany) was married to Gretje Ubben. They immigrated to the US in 1857. They had at least 6 children that I know of. Our line is through their son Albert Frerichs. My research to this family is new. If anyone can help me, I would appreciate it. Thank you. Anna Heintzelman
18 OCT 2004 Remmers2@centurytel.netI'm looking for any information on Hindrik (Henry) Everts Remmers, born April 19, 1863 in the village of Bunde which belongs to Weener. Henry immigrated to the US in 1889 with his older brother Jon (John) Goetz (Gertz) Remmers and his wife Lena Christens. Jon was born September 12, 1858. Henry served as a soldier from November 6, 1883 in the First Compagnie of the Hannoversche Pionier Bataillion N. 10. Believe he left the army in 1888. After arriving in the US, Henry married Geertje (Kate) Boomgarden, daughter of Gabrand Jurns Boomgarden (b. Sept. 8, 1834 Uttum, OSTF, and Antje Geerds Boomgaarden (b. Aug. 6, 1827 Uttum, OSTF). Any information is appreciated.
18 OCT 2004 firstname.lastname@example.org
I submit a query? Herewith I send you a list of mostly older Ostfriesen surnames, of which I look for the oldest origins. I know much about these families, but am convinced that it is possible to find more about the origins:Feenders (Vandryks), Grotegaste (I know the two publications in the OGB, they have been published by my grand-uncle)Fresemann (Vrieseman), HaseborgFrey (Vrij), VöllenMüntinga, ColdemüntjeDöling, WeenerBuisingaWatzema, NettelburgNoormann, WeenerGroeneveld, Coldemüntje (I know the famous book on Groeneveld)Homfeld, DitzumBras, Ditzum (Emden?)Eysing, Nettelburg, BorssumDreesmannSchinkelKloppenburgWildeboerThank you so much,Wolbert SmidtHamburg, Germany
16 OCT 2004 email@example.comI am researching the KRAMERS/CRAMERS . My 3rd gr grandfather was George CRAMER / Gerd KRAMER . He was b. oct. 1835 in Moordorf , Ostfriesland and d. 2 Apr 1885 in Danforth, Iroquois, Illinois . I am trying to find info on him and his family , parents, siblings and so on . I have only a hutch that his father was John CRAMER b. abt 1807 but no proof as of yet to link them .My surnames are : KRAMER/CRAMER, DIRKS, SCHRIEFER, SCHROEDER, JANNSEN/ JOHNSON
7 OCT 2004 firstname.lastname@example.org
I am researching the link between myself and the famous artist
. My line includes: Ewe KURT SCHWITTERS b. Janssen Schwitters 11 Sep 1817, Wittmund d. 4 Nov 1861 and his father Groningen, Netherlands . Wylen Nensse Gerdes Schwitters Kurt’s line includes: b. Hermann Diedrich Schwitters 22 Oct 1821, Wittmund and his father (Ho˙er) Schwitters b. Abt 1781 Wittmund. Thank you for any help - Johann Heuer Elisabeth(Lis) Johanna Schwitters
6 OCT 2005 email@example.com
I am searching for any information on Henry E. REMMERS, born on April 19, 1863 and died in 1944 in the Freeport, Illinois area. I have a German military pak (written in German), indicating he was from the Weener area, possibly immigrating to the US in either 1888 or 1889. He was married to Kate Boomgarden and they had the following children: Martha - 1891-1959, Gabrant - 1892-1918, Anna - 1894-1892, Henry - 1895-1977, George - 1898-1966, John - 1903-1969, and Enno - 1905-1966. Anyone with information, we would love to hear from you. We have a lot of history on him once he settled here
5 OCT 2004 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello, I am writing to you with a special request. My father in Wilhelmshaven, East Fresia, now in his mid-80's, has told me about an uncle of his who lived in worked in St. Paul, Minnesota, between the two world wars. Heinrich Becker worked as a salesman for non-alcoholic beverages, was married to a Dutch-born wife, Anna, and wrote a weekly column for a German language publication in St.Paul. He died during the Second World War under unclear circumstances, maybe in an internment camp. Our family never heard from him again. My father has not many yeras left to live. I have now promised him to find out what happened to his beloved uncle. Can you please give me a suggestion how I can go about this? Is there a German language paper in St. Paul I could contact? Your help is greatly appreciated. Thank you for replying, Manfred Becker
3 OCT 2004 Carrie-Nowatney@hawaii.rr.comREINER IDDELT REINERS was my great-great grandfather. He was born January 24, 1865 at Georgsheil, Ostfriesland, Germany. He immigrated to the US on May 1, 1884, at the age of 19. His parents' names were IDDELT REINERS and ADELHEIT (?). I am searching for records of his parents and any other relatives, including his brother, ADELBERT REINERS.
RENT ONTKES and TRIENTJE FINK were married in 1867 near Emden Germay, immigrating to Pekin, Illinois, USA, shortly thereafter. I am also looking for records of the ONTKES family.
JAN GELTS ZIMMER and ETTJE EMMEN REINERS were married on February 12, 1869. JAN GELTS ZIMMER was born on September 7, 1841 at Engerhofe (sp?) to HEINRICH HARMS ZIMMER, a carpenter, and AMKE, born EMKES. Any information on AMKE or HEINRICH HARMS ZIMMER would be greatly appreciated.
ETTJE EMMEN REINERS was born to REINER IDDELT REINERS, a farmer, and JANTJE GERDES born JANSSEN on December 6, 1845 in Victorbur. Any information on JANTJE GERDES JANSSEN would be greatly appreciated.
August 24, 2004 Peterson_Karen@Alum.Bradley.Edu
STINA STURENBURG She would have lived at (23) Großheide/ ub.Norden, Ostfriesland, Brit Zone, Deutschland.... in 1949 to the early 1950's. She was old when the letters were written, but she noted that she had grand children writing her letters in English. I have already been writing to family in Wilhelmshaven, Germany on my grand father's side and want very muchy to make this connection on my Grandmother's side. Stina would have been my Paternal Grandmother's Aunt.
EGOU BRAA - I am also searching for the grandson of Stintje Gerdes Sturenburg who died in 1955. I believe her grandson's name was Egou Braa, I suspect he would be in his 70's if still living... or relatives thereof.
19 AUGUST 2004 email@example.com
My HINTE family ancestors come from the area around Bremen. Recently I have traced ancestors, who had moved to Manhattan NY, NY,USA. The one significant male to do so was Henry HINTE, DOB 11 June 1862. He Married Marie Emma SACHS in Manhattan ,NY, NY. On the 24 July 1892. His full name is Carl Heinerich HINTE.He obviously dropped the full name & presumably used Henry in the USA. I have no further data on him at all, he does not appear to be on any US census, nor can I find a naturalization application/certificate. Any data on Henry would be greatly appreciated. Kindest regards Bill HINTE
17 AUGUST 2004 firstname.lastname@example.org
Can anyone tell me anything about the Broers from Enkhuizen? My gr.grandfather's name was Bouwe(n) Engelbregt Broers. Born: 1840. He left for the Neth. E. Indies as an adult and married Catharina Pronk in 1870 in Soerabaja. am eager to know about the family he came from. It may be thzat his father was Engelbregt Broers born in 1819, Medemblik.His father could be Bouwen Engelbregt Broers, born in Enkhuizen in 1797. Married to Femmetje van der Leek. His father coiuld be Engelbregt Broers born in Enkhuizen in 1778; married in 1796 to Feetje Zonne, Enkhuizen.
If anyone could give me any information on this family, I would appreciate it so much. I have been looking for these people for so long. If I could only start with my gr.grandfather Bouwe Engelbregt Broers born in 1840 and then work my way up. I would also appreciate any information on his parents and brothers and sisters. Thank you so much! Ruby Welch
8 AUGUST 2004 email@example.com
Would you have any information on Albert Alberts Kruger, married to Mettje Adden Mulder (but where and when?) and probably a brother to Geert Alberts Kruger who lived in Stapelmoor?Albert (born about 1783, but where?) had a large family (9 children) in the Weener and Bunde areas between 23 Feb 1809 and 25 Oct 1825. My second Great Grandmother (child #8), Grietje Alberts Kruger, was born 11 sep 1822; she moved to Midwolda, Groningen in the Netherlands where she married Fijbe Brunius.I have been stuck in this line for many decades. Where did Albert come from and what happened to all Grietje's living siblings (1-4)? Where did they go? Did they emigrate to the US? Albert Alberts Kruger, died after 2 april 1849. His children, from one to nine were born:Albert (1807), Adde (1809), Christiaan (1811), Jan (1813), Grietje (1816), Grietje (1820), Geert (1821), Grietje (1822), Geert (25 Oct1825-6 Dec 1825)Could you possibly give me some hints on how to proceed? What do you have on the Kruger line?Thank you already for any suggestions you might have? Sincerely, Frieda Kruger Galbraith
6 AUGUST 2004 firstname.lastname@example.org
I am seeking information on Fredreich Schweitzer ,born 1827, who immigrated to America, He was Catholic and his wife was Franzizka(?) who was born 1834 in BADEN, I have no information on her. I suspect he was from Ehrlinghausen due to a ship list entry. Any help at all greatly appreciated and welcomed.Searching for a Franzizka Raseck(?,born 1834 approx, who immigrated to Wisconsin in 1857.2
From the sunny Californian desert, Connie
6 AUGUST 2004 email@example.comI
I am seeking information on Fredreich Schweitzer ,born 1827, who immigrated to America, He was Catholic and his wife was Franzizka(?) who was born 1834 in BADEN, I have no information on her. I suspect he was from Ehrlinghausen due to a ship list entry. Any help at all greatly appreciated and welcomed.
31 JULY 2004 firstname.lastname@example.org
I am looking for information on Harm Henry GERDES 1840-1907 mar. Gretje EHMEN, 1839 - 1912. Harm's father's name was Henry Eden Gerdes. Harm settled in the Lanham, KS area. Also wanting to know more about Thames H. GERDES 1850 - ? Mar. Follke 1844-1917; tombstone in Lanham, KS
30 JULY 2004 email@example.com
Looking for the name THOLEN in Ostfriesland. My grandmother's name was MARIA THOLEN who lived (born?) in Reepsholt. She would have been born around 1860 and then married someone named PäTZOLD (PAETZOLD). Any help would be greatly appreciated.
26 JULY 2004 firstname.lastname@example.org
Good day. My Ancestor was Gerd ENGELBRECHT, who came to South Africa as a VOC
sailor in 1733. He was from Norden, East-Frisia. He also sometimes used the surname ENGELBERTS.
Please let me know if you have anything on him, or maybe on the Engelbrecht family from Norden in East Frisia.
Regards. Louis Engelbrecht (9th generation in South Africa
25 JULY 2004 FRAEIS@aol.com
Who can give a hint where to write to find a bit more about:Margaretha Clausen, nee Bohling +Bonesteel, SD 5.3.1908, husband Johannes an 5y. sonGertie Wessell, lived 1907 at Estherville, IAJ.B. Robbins and wife nee Wessels, lived 1954 at Grans Pass, OR.Alice Miller * about 1895 Logan, IA, went to Omaha, NE and lived there 1954Henry ("Heini") Wesley Miller * 1904 Logan, went perhaps also to Omaha, NE
Many attempts took place already.
24 JULY 2004 GJGERDES@webtv.net
To Phillip Sutter. Bertha is from my background, have much information
on her relatives. Also am in touch with Texas group that has info.
Cannot get your e-mail to work. Gerald
20 JULY 2004 email@example.com
Hi, I am seeking information on my g grandfather Engbertus Rosevink born in Ostfreisland Or Bunde, Germany on 26 April 1826. My g grandmother came to the USA in 1882 and settled in Emden, Ill. but he did not come over My Aunt's& Uncles would not talk about him only that he died in Germany. Any info would be appreciated. thank you
20 JULY 2004 firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for Family members with the last name Paeslack and Thomas they lived in East Prussia in Lasdenen, or Haselberg any help would be appreciated
19 JULY 2004 email@example.com
I am looking for family for my husband Phillip bushman we have gotten back to his Great, great grandfather Claus Bushman and we think his wife Anna Habbin or Hobbin he was born 1807 around Oldersum, Ostfriesland , Germany The name could have been spelled Buschmann Thanks
16 JULY 2004 firstname.lastname@example.org
I am searching for any information on Wilhelm Friederike Seeden Born 12-10-1886 in Carroll Iowa. I would like to find information on his father. know they are decendents from Germany but that is about all i know. Thank you, Audra Lynn Seeden Etter Hubbard
16 JULY 2004 email@example.com
I’m searching for an connection between the German and Dutch family-tree OORLOG. The name was born in 1811, as at that time Napoleon Bonaparte was ruler of all Europe.Geert Harms, baptized October, 22, 1753 in Wedde (The Netherlands), married in 1784 with Hindertje George, born February 2, 1758 in Bunde (Germany).Their grandchildren Georg Oorlog, born in 1854 in Bunde, and his brother Harm Oorlog, born in 1861 in Bunde, emigrated to America.The Dutch tree started with Arend Geerts, born October 25, 1777 in Noordbroek (The Netherlands), married in February 1802 with Grietje Tjaarts. If you have any information I’ll be very obliged. Greetings from Holland, Ger Oorlog
10 JULY 2004 firstname.lastname@example.org
My ancestor Christoffel Muller, carpenter, from Emden married on Sep-12th-1741 in Groningen (the Netherlands) Anna Margrieta Wilkens. Can anyone help me with the birthdate of and hopefully additional information about Christoffel Muller? Kind regards, Henk Nijland, The Netherlands
8 JULY 2004 email@example.com
dear ogsa2004 i'm looking for de buhr okke okken weber zu *1753 +1812 - de boer auch de buhr okke okken de boer * 1826 leer de buhr>de boer. sign larry dean de boer
6 JULY 2004 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi! I am looking for my ancestors. I know that Harm Dirks Buss(Bufs) was my ggg grandfather and his wife was Tetje Hedden Buss born in Holland. am trying to find out where (village they came from) I have a feeling in the Neermor area. Please I would appreciate any and all help. Their son Edward Hiram( Harm) was my gg grandfather. They came to America in the 1840's Thanks! I would appreciate and and all help.Cristy Tuttle
4 JULY 2004 email@example.com
I am looking for a connection to Louis Boehle and/or his wife Bertha Gerdes. They immigrated to the USA (Medina County, Texas) around 1845. Louis came from Ostfriesland. He left throught the port of Bremen. Thank you for any help you can provide. Philip J. Sutter
2 JULY 2004 firstname.lastname@example.org
My Greatgrandfather, Dietrick Wilken, immigrated to America in the 1870's. We believe he was from Zetel Germany. His Father was Wilke Wilken. Any further information would be greatly appreciated.
30 JUNE 2004 Carolpauly@aol.com
My interest is concerning my grandfather Heye Muller and the generations before him. My father was Hubert , my uncle Heye and my grandmother Margarthe (Greitje) Janssen Muller.
Grandfather is buried in Emden. Grandmother Greitje came with her two sons and a boarder named John Pauly. They married when they reached New York. They sailed on either the SS Castor or SS Pollux out of Amsterdam in the spring of 1884. I have not been able to find a ships manifest for either of these ships. The only reason I know this is because they named their first dog after the ship they came on but no one knows which one it was. They were all from Emden and lived near the Ems-Jade Canal.
It is so difficult doing genealogy on this part of Germany, I have just about given up. I truly hope you can help.
18 JUNE 2004 email@example.com
I am looking for any information on the Ennens who lived in Nordhorn,
Prussia. I have the following information (passed on to me without any backup).
Gerd Ennen, born December 29, 1798 in Nordhorn (father, Harm Ennen &
mother Jenne Rigterink)
Geerd Ennen, born September 1828 in Nordhorn (father, the above Gerd,
and mother, Jenne Wegbunder who was born in Nordhorn February 20, 1794).
Stiene Ennen, born July 26, 1856 in Bentheim. (father, the above Geerd,
and mother, Enne Wolters, born February 14, 1838, in Nordhorn.
I have a few more names and date for members with these surnames, if anyone
is interested, but again, I have no backup. Arlys Lee Assink Straayer
16 JUNE 2004 firstname.lastname@example.org
Both sides of my family came from the Emden/Holtgast area. I am looking for anyone with information on the Leisson and Koper families who were my great-grandparents. His name is Roelf Benard Koper and hers Yanna (aka Janna, Jenna) Leisson. They came to the USA in approx 1852. I am also related to the Wilhelms of the Emden area. I would like to start correspondence with anyone who may be able to assist in building my family tree. I believe I can provide more names shortly and will advise if needed. Thanks Alan Koper
11 JUNE 2004 email@example.com
We are looking for my lost brother who lived in Germany named George Escala. Its been so long since we heard from him. Please help us locate him.
8 JUNE 2004 DBHELMERICK@aol.com
Searching for information on any Helmerich family. Thank you!
6 JUNE 2004 firstname.lastname@example.org
My name is Ruby Welch and I am writing from Brisbane, Australia. I am looking for my ancestor Broer Broers, who was born in Franeker, Friesland. He married in 1781. He was the grandfather of my gr.grandfather Bouwe Engelbregt Broers, who was born in Medemblik. I guess that Broer Broers must have moved there. I was told that part of North Holland was also considered to be Friesland at the time. If anyone could help me I would be so grateful.
6 JUNE 2004 email@example.com
Looking for relatives of the Ludecke family. My father's name was Martin Ludecke and he was from Hannover/Minden. He was the American Middleweight wrestling champion 1918 to 1920. His brother was Carl Ludecke, and they owned a trucking company in Goslar, which still exists under that Ludecke name. In the 15th century and the years 1704 the name was changed to Von Ludecke by King Friedrich I. If anyone has any information on the Ludecke family I would like to talk to them. Thank you in advance. Carl Ludecke
5 JUNE 2004 Marlin0211@Bresnan.net
Surnames: BAUMFALK, JANSSEN, BALSTE Location: Norden, Ostfreisland, Germany
My greatgrandfather, Tonjes Henry BAUMFALK and his wife Johanna Jacobina BALSTER immigrated from Norden, Germany to Pekin, Tazewell Co., IL USA in 1867. They brought their two sons, Henry Hikke and Willa Tonjes (my grandfather) with them. In 1880 Tonjes Henry's brother Dirk Hikken BAUMFALK immigrated from Norden. Soon after that Dirk Hikken moved to Gage Co. NE USA to homestead and Tonjes Henry and this family moved to Rawlins Co., KS to homestead. Tonjes Henry and Dirk Hikken's father was Hicke Wilts BAUMFALK and their mother was Gretje Sophie GRAALMAN
31 MAY 2004 firstname.lastname@example.org
My family came out of Carolinensiel and the surname was Warrings. Relatives are still there. Any help is appreciated. Stephen L. Henslin
27 MAY 2004 email@example.com
Yes, Seeking information regarding the Goldenstein family. My grandfather was Memka Habben and wife Tjoda Goldenstein. I think there is still a Frank Goldenstein in Holtrop, Osfriesland, the Goldenstein Inn. Thank you for any information. B. Marie Brady (Widow of Major Jack Brady)
23 MAY 2004 firstname.lastname@example.org
Researching following persons from Ostfriesland :
• Trenkja/Trentja (Wilberts) Frohling, born 18 Sept 1853
• Jacob Dietrick Wilberts, born 15 Febr 1856
• Geske Frederika (Wilberts) Hilmer, born 14 March 1858
• Father of Three Above : Johan Wilberts, born ???
Trenkja, Jacob & Frederika immigrated to US in 1800s, believe separately - ended up in Nebraska, South Dakota. Possibly Johan also immigrated to US? Any and all information appreciated.
23 MAY 2004 JKlosterman@rtjgolf.com
I am interested in any connection to the Klostermann family from Goldenstedt, Germany. My great, great grandfather came to the U.S. during the 1850's and settled in Kentucky. His families names were Klostermann and Butgenbach. Goldenstedt is very close to Vechta and I understand that it is not a very old town. I have my families tree researched in Goldenstedt as far back as the early 1700's. Does anyone have info further back or during that period that can connect to any of my Klostermann family.
23 MAY 2004 email@example.com
Trying to trace Friedrich Theodor Menken born about 1840 in Aurich. Left for New Zealand in 1859. Returned to visit family in Germany in 1890.
23 MAY 2004 firstname.lastname@example.org
MY GREAT GRANDFATHER IS , HELMER UFFEN KRUE, B. 10-17-1851. BORN IN SIMONSWOLDE, GERMANY. HIS FATHER WAS UFFE DIRKS KRUSE AND MOTHER MARTJE "WILTS" BOER. PLEASE ANY INFORMATION E-MAIL ME AT email@example.com I LOOK FORWORD TO LEARNING MORE ABOUT MY ROOTS. THANK YOU DAN KRUSE
14 MAY 2004 Peggy.Stockwell@stpaul.com
I am looking for any information on AREND JANS, b. 26 March 1828 in Holthuserheide, Ost., brother of Hinderk Jans.
Wife #1 was Almina Kuipers, widow of Christiaan Kuiper of tichelwarf, married 27 May 1870.
Wife #2 was Peterke Baarmeyer b. 13 April 1820. They married on 25 April 1875. She was from Stapelmoorerheide.
Family information is that he came to America, but nothing else is know about him. Any information would be very much appreciated.
Peggy Kuiper Stockwell
10 MAY 2004 firstname.lastname@example.org
Frauke Hoffmann born May 10, 1828, died May 4, 1918
Lammert Hoffmann born March 18, 1841, died 1936, Groothuesen, Ostfriesland, Germany-Residence
Wiardina Bloempot born March 26, 1843 in Groothuesen, Ostfriesland, Germany, died 1923, married Lammert Hoffmann in 1869
Children of Wiardina Bloempot and Lammert Hoffmann:
John A. Hoffmann born 1871 died 1943
Efkea (Kate) Hoffmann born 1884 died 1954 married Enno (Andrew)Pruisner born 1873 died 1926
Inske (Edith) Hoffmann born 1869 died 1959
Wihamine(Minnie) Hoffmann born ? died 1878
Lammert Hoffmann born 1881 died 1950
Remtje Hoffmann born? died ? Killed by a drunk driver in Germany
John A. Hoffmann born in 1871 died 1943 married Martha Heeren born 1875 died August 13, 1904
Children of John A. Hoffmann and Martha Heeren:
Dena Hoffmann born January 9, 1900 died October 23, 1918 in Buck Grove, Iowa
Annie Hoffmann birth ? died?
Jeannette(Jennie) Hoffmann born April 27, 1902, Britt, Iowa died October 18, 1987
Minnie Leota Hoffmann born 1903 died 1968 married Warren Lambert and Harry Robinson
Leonard J. Hoffmann born August 13, 1904 in Buck Grove, Iowa died October 4, 1989 Winnebago, Minnesota
John Hoffmann married Rena Harms date? In Steamboat, Iowa Children:
John(Johnnie) Hoffmann born September 10, 1907 in Steamboat, Iowa died April 1, 1912
Grace Hoffmann born June 18, 1909 died April 4, 1912
Sadie Hoffmann born?
Sena Hoffmann born? married Ernest Reed
John A. Hoffmann born?
Grace Hoffmann born August 15, 1921 died April 1982
Melvin L. Hoffmann born July 19, 1925 died March 1971
I want to know if I have any living ancestors in Germany and where they are. What addresses did they live at? What was the name of the city that Remtje Hoffmann was killed by the drunk driver. Is Ostfriesland the name of the city, is it renamed now? I can't find it on the map?
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7 MAY 2004 email@example.com
I'm looking for info on: Berend Cornelius, he got maried at the age of 25 in Amsterdam, Nederland, to Anna Maria Helders at March 16th 1848. So he must have been born give or take a year in 1821. The marrige certificate states that he was born in Leer, Hannover. And that he was the son of Jurgen Cornelius and Elsche Broens Mulder.
Ps Lin is Cornelius your surname?
4 MAY 2004 firstname.lastname@example.org
I am looking for information on my great great grandfather Harm Meints, born 16 May 1838 in Weener, Germany...married 29 April 1857 to Mena Need Hrost (?) who was born on 14 Dec 1835 in Tichelwarf. Jan-Dirk Zimmermann did research for my grandmother's sister, Geertje Kielmann about March 2002..
30 APR 2004 email@example.com.
I am working on my family tree and we can only find information up to my great, great grandfather. Ernst Henry Hueg was born in Germany in 1839.He arrived in New York City, New York on May 29, 1861. He was a passenger onboard the ship Humbolt that departed from Hamburg, Germany.
The information I am looking for is the parents names of Ernst Henry Hueg, and if he had any brothers and sisters, and what their names were. All the documentation we can find on Ernst Henry Hueg, all the papers and certificates do not list his parents' names. Ernst had a cooking school in Manhattan, New York in the early 1900's, with another Hueg. We can not find out if they are brothers or cousins with out finding who Ernst's parents were.
30 APR 2004 firstname.lastname@example.org
I am looking for information about Louis Brinkmann. He was
born in 3 Nov.1897. I am searching for information about his sister Hanne Brinkmann and Louise Brinkmann his two sisters. Date of birth for the two sisters unknown. . Their parents were Frederich Brinkmann and Amanda Keil. Hanover, Germany. I'm not sure if his two sisters were born there though. I know he had a brother also who died in the war his name was Karl Brinkmann. All I know is that Hanne Brinkmann was an actress in Germany and was married to Reinhold Schunzel. I'm trying to find out more about Hanne, Louise and Karl Brinkmann. Thank you for your help
19 APR 2004 Artzjs@aol.com
I am looking for information on my great grandfather Frederick Martin who was from Hollen, Germany. He immigrated to the US in about 1888 with his wife my great grandmother and settled in Uniontown Pa. He died there in about 1900. His wife's name was Lena.
17 APR 2004 email@example.com
I am searching for information on Conrad Kirchhoff. He was born July 17, 1879 near Wiesens, Germany. His parents were Chris and Anna (Pauls) Kirchhoff. Conrad came to the US in the early 1900's. He married Grace Campen and they had two children. Grace died in 1921 and he then married her sister, Kate (Kea) Campen in 1922. Kate and Conrad had five children. Conrad died about 1971 in Sheffield, Iowa.
12 APR 2004 firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for Ernst Henry Behrens, born Hamburg, Germany, 1901
10 APR 2004 email@example.com
Just wondering if the surname "Letkeman or " Lutkeman " is found much in East Friesland.
5 APR 2004 firstname.lastname@example.org
I am looking for information on the CAMPEN and KIRCHHOFF families. I know that Grace and Kate Campen came from Aurich in the early 1900's. Conrad Kirchhoff married Grace Campen. When she died he married her sister Kate. They lived for a time in Illinois then moved to central Iowa.
2 APR 2004 Connie_dtb@comcast.net
I am seeking information on Valentine Blaesser, he naturalization papers state his nationalty is emperor Germany. He came to America in 1882 and his mothers last name is HEINZ. I don't know where to look to find these surnames. His brother Jacob came early, the two brothers married sister Mary
and Catherine Stumpf, the Stumpf family is suppose to be from Kreuznach. Thank you for your help. Connie
27 MAR 2004 email@example.com
My great-grandfather's name was August Frederick Kuehnert. He was born 9/22/1846 in Saxony. I'm not sure when he came to the States but it was prior to 1875. He died in Ft. Wayne, Indiana on 7/10/1934. He married Augusta Wilhemia Peters (Emerick?) in 1871. She was born 12/2/1849 in
Brandenburg and died 2/15/1915 in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Any help on who their parents were and any information from Germany would be very helpful.
I am also looking for information on my great-grandfather Michael Bauman. He was born 12/1/1822 in Luxemburg and died 11/1898 in Livingston Co., IL. He married Eva Balbach who was born 11/20/1829 in Bavaria and died 10/1890 in Livingston Co., IL. I do not know when they came to the States. I would like to know about their parents and their German roots. Thank you. Marilyn Long
24 MAR 2004 firstname.lastname@example.org
I am trying to locate information about the Marchert name. My great grandfather was Joseph Marchert. He married a Helena Kebbel, many children. Migrated to Illinois about 1900. Possibly German or Russian, belonged to the German Lutheran Church. He later returned to the Alscae Lorraine region. Died in Europe.
24 MAR 2004 email@example.com
My name is Annemarie Larsen from Århus, Denmark. I was born in 1952 in Ditzumerverlaat, Rheiderland, Ostfriesland. My grandfather was Gerhard Voogd married to Engeline Ebens. After their death ,I found letters from Doris Crow, Pipestone, Minnesota. They are related to the Wilts and Feist family. Now my problem is the other way round: how can I find back to relatives and their descendents in Minnesota and California, who emigrated in the last 1890s? I hope you can give me some advice. With best wishes!
20 MAR 2004: firstname.lastname@example.org
VAN BORKUM Albert Van Borkum (b ca 1830-40's) came to America ca 1860's. He was a ship captain. He died in Nebraska and his obituary said that if it were not for his family he would be with his first love, the sea. Please help me find his family from the Island of Borkum in the North Sea or near Emden, Germany. His wife was Wea Muntinga. Thank you so much.
20 MAR 2004 email@example.com
I am looking for information about the Wennekamp family. Also about Dirk Dirks familly. Both are from the area of Marx.
18 MAR 2004 Linda.Aper@thrivent.com
Would like information on Unke Aper who left Emden Ostffiesland about middle 1860 was a carpenter. Can you help me locate any relatives that didn't leave Germany from this family? What is the best web site to find my ancestors? Linda Aper
18 MAR 2004 firstname.lastname@example.org
Seibelt Behrends was born in Ostfriesland Germany Jan 1851. His father was Hinrich Siebelt Behrends who was born in Bloomberg, Germany Aug 19, 1825 and his mother was Imke Meints born in Octersum, Germany on May 29, 1824. I want to find out more about their other family members, birth dates, places, etc. Any info would be welcome!
18 MAR 2004 email@example.com
My great grandfather Mortimer Herman(Herman Mortimer)Von Tronk entered the USA through Philadelphia in 1867. He was a Lawyer in Philadephia in 1870-1886 records that I found. Where can I find more on him and where he died was buried. He might have moved to New York.
14 MAR 2004 firstname.lastname@example.org
I am researching family and I have no town. I was only told that my great grandmothers parents were born in Ostfriesland in northern Germany and I don't know where to begin. Her maiden name was Henrike Drengenberg and her father was Edward Drengenberg and her mother was Emelie Kerntke and they would have been born around 1860-1870 in Germany. Any help would be wonderful.
14 MAR 2004 email@example.com
Greetings: Any info on the surname of Uhlhorn or Wahl? Lyle T. Ibeling
8 MAR 2004 firstname.lastname@example.org
Geerd Johannes Ehlers in Germany (John Ellers Name change in US). DOB:16.09.1826 (16 SEP,1826) BORN in Emden, Hanover, Germany. Parents were Johannes Geerd Ehlers,helmsman and his wife Thamar Luitjes Ruyl. Married 15 May, 1826.
Johannes Geerd Ehlers was the youngest son of the town-councillor, who was Geerd Eilderts Ehlers (1798) and his wife Maria Gandemanns.
Thamar Luitje Ruyl 1804 was the eldest daughter of the skipper Luitje Berend Ruyl and his wife Antje van R(h)een. Emden parish records. I am looking for other family members, and information regarding other children of Johannes Ehlers and Luitje Berend Ruyl. They were a "sailing family" It may be Johannes Ehlers and wife Thamar drowned in a boat accident. Geerd Johannes Ehlers had a sister who came to Wisconsin with him in 1859. Geerd Ehlers was naturlized in California in 1858,mined for gold. Any information would be appreciated and I can share more of history and family. Jane Rasmussen,.
8 MAR 2004 Evertshistory@webtv.net
I have a genealogy site on the forebearers and name chain on the following: Peter Everts, Anna Schulz, Lukke Tieden, Peter Evers, Gerd Heyen Peters Everts. Harry Mansholt, Martin Edward Ostermann and a lot more. Looking for history of one missing relative, Great Great Grandfather, CARL CHRISTIAN SCHULZ, born in GrossOldendorf, Hannover Kingdom, circa 1796. Married Elsche Martens Schmidt or Elsche Schmidt Martens, (confusing). Does anyone have Email address for St Martins Church in Remels?
6 MAR 2004 email@example.com
Looking for any information on the ancestors of Conrad Alonzo Busker. Conflicting census claims he was born in Germany and/or Ohio. Married Katherine Painter, daughter of Henry and Dorothy (Messer) Painter. Conrad born about 1827, Katherine born cica 1838 in Ohio. Conrad and Katherine married 1852 in Evansville, IN, later moved to California, Missouri. He married three times, Painter, Speaker and Bishop. He died in MO about 1900, she died in Lebanon, MO about 1878. On the 1880 census, listed Conrad as C. Busker that he was a farmer and that his father was born in VA and his mother in TN. No evidence has been found to prove statement. Could be the name spelling. We have been searching for years to no avail. Any suggestions. Also, it is said that the
Busker's came from Prussia. Thank you for your help. Dolores K. Busker
5 MAR 2004 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi, I'm searching for information on Henry JONAS. He was born in Holstein on Jan. 7, 1856. He married Eleanora Tuppendor on Dec. 22, 1878. She was born in Germany. They had one daughter in Germany and then emmigrated to the US in 1880. They settled in Davenport, Scott, Iowa. I know that Henry was an orphan with one sibling. Any help would be appreciated. Is Holstein considered part of Ostfriesen?
3 MAR 2004 email@example.com
Looking for August F. Schulte emigrated from Schwagstorf Germany to America between 1879-1881 his wife's name was Elizabeth Graff and had one or more children.
26 FEB 2004 JEFF62071@AOL.COM
I'M TRYING TO TAKE MY FAMILY TREE BACK SOME MORE. I GOT AS FAR AS HIDDIE JUNKER BORN IN EHREN GROVE GERMANY MARRIED IN 1839 AND LEFT WEISDENFEHN, OSTFREISLAND AND CAME TO U.S. IN APRIL OF 1861. IF YOU COULD HELP ME IT WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED. JEFF JUNKER
26 FEB 2004 firstname.lastname@example.org
I've still been searching for the GRUNEFELD name and have now got a direct line from late 1700's, have also done my fathers side of his father until late 1700's which is the HUIZING name, I have also done my mother's father's side to late 1700's of which TIMMER is the name, just brasses me off that I can't find anything on my father's mother's side of which is the DUNNING name, all I know is that she is one of 18 children My father can't remember his grandparents names of her side. Hasn't been easy finding the information especially since I live on the other side of the world in New Zealand. As you can see I haven't been idle in my searches and still finding things out and trying to connect them all up, never ending that's for sure. I never thought it would take me this long and probably never will get it completed but alas it keeps me out of mischief, just the housework suffers.
If anyone is interested my tree is here: http://gw.geneanet.org/index.php3?b=lindamason
25 FEB 2004 email@example.com
I am looking for information on Jakob Rademacher Born 1829 Ostehofen Hesse-Darnstadt. He married Catherine Vogal 1852 in the State of Ohio He had many children. I would like information of any kind on his family in Germany. Amy Rodmaker
24 FEB 2004 firstname.lastname@example.org
My name is Menno de Schiffart from Menaldum, Netherlands. I'm interested in my ancestors. The first name I found was Johannes Schipfarts. Born Emden 1604, Married in Bremen 1629 to Gertrudt, born Emden 1608, of these marriage they have 3 children, Johannes, Emden 1629, Elisabeth. Emden 13.01.1630, Gertrudt, Emden 15.05.1631
Johannes Married in 1654 Anna Magdalena Schroders ( born Emden 1633) they had at least 1 child Johannes Phillip bap. Emden 24.03.1655 died Emden 16.05.1701 after the last named the name changed in "de Schiffart" it must also by searched under Schiffart; de Schiffaert; von Schiffart; van Schiffart; I'm very interested in de period before 1604 and I'm searching for more information in the period 1650-1750. Mayb4 someone can help me.
23 FEB 2004 email@example.com
My forefather: Johann Witte (in the Netherlands named: "Jan de Wit') must have been born in ± 1585 Altenbruck (Wangerland/ Heide/berg).
His son: Willem Jansz Wytt born ± 1610 (from the land of Haedlen) is married om 25-06-1639 in Amsterdam with Neeltie Cornelis (van Westerholt) doped (baptized) on 11-12-1611 in Amsterdam. Her parents: Cornelis Claesz. van Westerholt and Amelken Adriaensdr van Leyden. All the children from this couple round 1640: have the surname: de Wit
Who can help me?
22 FEB 2004 Ladywolf1618@aol.com
I am trying to help my grandmother contact her sister. They haven't been in touch with eachother in 15-20 years. Last time they spoke her sister was living in Frankfurt Germany. Her name is Gerda Ausman, her husband's name is Stephen Ausman. Her two sons names are Jurgen Bottinger, and Joachim Bottinger. We have reason to believe that Jurgen still lives in Frankfurt. We have just been unsuccessful in locating him. Any help or information anyone could give me would be greatly, and deeply appreciated.
18 FEB 2004 firstname.lastname@example.org
laura begeman illigetimate child begeman van gogh sent to america to live with relatives as an orphan and kept the begeman name 1885. my grandmother may have lived with someone named jones or stewart
17 FEB 2004 Crtblock@aol.com
I am looking for Heye Jansen Block and Engel Gerhard Behrends. They left
Akelsberg, Hanover Pruessen in 1869 to go to USA. I would certainly appreciate
any info. Chip Block
15 FEB 2004 email@example.com
I am looking for the surname Kamminga. Any information is welcome. Arend Minnen Kamminga, born 1798, Rysum Ostfriesland, death 14 August 1888 Ackley, Hardin Country, IA. He married Mareeke Jurgens 3 May 1826 in Rysum, OstFriesland, Germany.
1. Bertje Dieks Kamminga, born 22 nov. 1826 in Ryzum
2. Minne Jans Kamminga, born 13 nov. 1828 Ryzum
3. Martje Aaninj Kammingam, born 6 may 1831 Rysum
4. Minne Arend Kamminga, born 6 apr. 1834, Ryzum
5. Katrienna Arens Kamminga, born 6 may 1837 Ryzum
6. Janssen Arens Kamminga, born 14 nov 1839 Ryzum
They immigrated to Ackley, IOWA after 1839.
11 FEB 2004 MPLACP@aol.com
I am seeking information about my husband's family. His grandmother was Trentje Welp who was born in 1869 in Stapelmoor.. Her parents were Henry Welp and Almiena Kuddlefink Welp. They came to this country sometime around l880, and she married John Peters on June 2, 1888.
Trentje and John lived in Jackson Township, Crawford County, Iowa and had a family of either 10 or 11 children. She died in Port Clinton, Ohio on February 27, 1955. She was there with her daughter at the time. I got this much information from a great grandson, who seems to be the only one interested in genealogy. He said that John Peters was the son of Herman and Catherine Von Bargen Peters. I would like to obtain some information about either family. I do not know where the Peters family was from, except Germany. Many thanks.
2 FEB 2004 firstname.lastname@example.org
I am attempting to obtain data on Margaretha KORTE, who married a Wilhelm HINTE 27,November ,1869 in the Lutheran Kirk , Mulheim a,d,Ruhr, Germany.Any data on Margaretha or Wilhelm would be very appreciated. Regards Bill HINTE
30 JAN 2004 JWJANSSEN@aol.com
August Louis Janssen, born in Emden on August 31, 1869
23 JAN 2004 email@example.com
I am trying to assemble some info regarding my geneology. My name is James S. De Smet. I have traced my ancestry to Amandus De Smet born in 1807 in Wingene, Belgum. I am trying to determine is there is any connection to the Father De Smet.
21 JAN 2004 Arend.Baumfalk@t-online.de
Hello - I am looking for relatives (Baumfalk) in the United States. My surname belongs to the line of Johann Gerdes Baumfalk (1665-1736), a teacher and Church-Organist in Weene/ Ostfrld. and later Johann Baumfalk (1742-1829), who was teacher in Bagband (20 miles near Leer) and Neuburg also Osfriesland. An american student was sure, that he has seen the name, so I would like to proof, if the could be a relationship - I have no knowledge about emigration, so I´m thankful for all information. Kind regards, Arend Baumfallk (from Leer/Ostfrld.)
21 JAN 2004 RonaldPeterson9@hotmail.com
Hi, I am looking for information on my great grandfather and his ancestors in Germany. Siebolt Siemering born in Hausmann in Velde and died in Gifford, Illinois He married Elizabeth Wilden Sasson. She was born January 8, 1831 in Germany and died in 1926 in Gothenberg, NB. After Siebolt died, Elizabeth married an Ackerman and moved to Gothenberg, NB.
Children were Geska Siebelte Siemering 1855-1954
Wilk Siemering, 1858-1887
Theodor Siebelts Siemering 1860-1868
Tatje Siebelts Siemering 1864-?
John Siemering 1866-1954
Grethe Elizabeth Siemering 1869-1972 (my grandmother)
Elisabeth Siermering 1871-?
Tena Siemering 1872- 1954
All the children were born in Germany and died in Gothenberg, Nebraska
Thanks for all your help. Martha Peterson
19 JAN 2004 firstname.lastname@example.org
I am researching the surname TEYEN. The oldest record I have is that of a marriage between Ric TEYEN (Dutchman in the Pilots service) to an Isabella de ROSARIO on 2.2.1770 in a portuguese church in Calcutta, India. The TEYEN family stayed in India marrying into the McLeod and Arnold families. I would like to know the origin of Ric TEYEN- was he Dutch as described in the marriage records or perhaps Prussian as mentioned in an odd pension record. Other male names - Lewis Teyen, Lewis Whitworth Teyen, John Teyen, Charles St. Leger Teyen. Any help would be appreciated. Michael Craig
20 JAN 2004 email@example.com
One of my husband's ancestors was Borjes Hendriks FOGET/FOCHET from Jemgum, Ostfriesland 1693-1761. Does anyone have any information about this family? Most of my husband's family is from Drachten, and Sneek and the surrounding cities; but we have no information about the Ostfriesland connection. We believe that my husband's first name "Boreas" is derived from this particular ancestor's name. Thank You, Marie and Boreas Volbeda
18 JAN 2004 firstname.lastname@example.org
My JANTZEN ancestors, according to research I have been able to gather, started with Jan Jantzen, who was a dike builder from Ostfriesland brought to Land Wursten (between Bremerhaven and Cuxhaven) after the 30 year war. I am interested in whether there is any record or evidence of the Jantzen family prior to the mid 1600's. I have attached a report detailing what I have.Thank you in advance for any assistance. Kurt Hahn
17 JAN 2004 email@example.com
Lammert Hippen came from Kirchdorf in 1924, age 21. His father was Folkert Hippen. His cousin , Johann, age 20, came in 1923 from Aurich, father was Hinrich Hippen. Both went to live with my great grandfather in Iowa. My question is, is there a way I can locate the family that stayed in Germany?
16 JAN 2004 firstname.lastname@example.org
I have information on the Eiten family that first originated in Loquard, East Friesland. A distant relative of mine was able to trace the family name through several confusing surname changes ( which was a normal tradition from what I understand, I am not sure of the reason why they did that) to the surname of Aits. The family was traced back to Frerich/ Freek Aits who was born in Greetsiel, Ostfriesland on 1731 and died in the same town on 1768. I hope that this might be of some help to someone but what I am interested in is finding out about his father. I am guessing, according to the name changes, his first name might be Aits or something to that effect. If anyone has done work on this family line or who has come across it please let me know. I would be willing to give information on the records that I have leading up to that. Jonathan Eiten,
14 JAN 2004 email@example.com
I am doing a genealogical search regarding my maiden name of Ruble. I was told my ancestors came from Germany. My grandfather's name was Francis Ruble and he was born in Washington, Illinois, February 6, 1856. His father's name was Martin Ruble. I don't know if they came from the Ostfriesland region of Germany or not. Any help or suggestions you might have regarding how I might proceed on this search would be greatly appreciated. Rosanne Ruble Rogers.
9 JAN 2004 firstname.lastname@example.org
Am looking for family for FREDERICK KARL BLANCK born August 1, 1863 in Pommern, Germany. He immigrated to America in 1882, ending up in Elgin, Illinois, Kane County.
Fred's Wife is ELISE BRUNS (sometimes called Eliza?). Born April 2,1868. She immigrated from Hannover, Germany to America in 1887. Their children include: DORA BLANCK RANGE, MINNA BLANCK, EMMA BLANCK DEIBERT, FREDERICK BLANCK JR.
Am also trying to trace my DEIBERT roots. Can get as far back as GEORGE F. DEIBERT born in 1822 in Pennsylvania. He married SARAH DEWALD born in 1822, also in Pennsylvania. Their children were MILTON GEORGE DEIBERT, born October 18,1853 or 1852 in Naperville, Illinois, DuPage County, And ELLEN DEIBERT, born in Illinois in 1845. I cannot figure out where in Pennsylvania they come from, and hope for some help so I can continue my search and find out where they came from in Germany.
And, am searching for EDWARD SEYFARTH, born in Gabendorf, Germany. He married CLARA EMMA LAUDENBACK, who was born in 1832 in Schwarzburg Germany. I do not know immigration dates, but do know they at one point were in Vinton, Iowa, and was told they spent time in Arkansas. I know of one child, EMMA MATILDA SEYFARTH, and she was born in Vinton, Iowa. If anyone has some info that may help, please contact me. Thanks, Janice Deibert Palmer
6 JAN 2004 email@example.com
I have a query on Thomas Huisman who emigrated to Ellis Island in 1908 from Groningen in Holland and was 28, male, and single at the time. We are relatives living in Virginia and wish to trace any ancestry. Thanks, David Smith and Marijke Bossung née Ter Bruggen Hugenholtz née Tepper née Huisman
6 JAN 2004 firstname.lastname@example.org
I am looking for any information on my Grandfather. His name was Andrew Behrands Meyer, born on November 29, 1908 in Grimersum, Ostfriesland, Germany. He was raised by his paternal mother and his step father. He was pretty quiet about his family so we don't know much more. If anyone can help we would be grateful. Thank you, John Navant
5 JAN 2004 email@example.com
I am looking for my Opa. His name is Johann or Jan or John Bohms geboren 5.January.1871 in Friesland, Germany, I am trying to find out what town or village he came from.
3 JAN 2004 firstname.lastname@example.org
Searching for information about Klaas Behrends from Groothusen and wife "Dena" from Suurhusen per 1880 census living then in Mason County, Illinois. Daughters Annie and Kate or Katie married brothers Heye or Hye Leesman and Henry Leesman also of Mason County Illinois. Seek any information about either family. Kate and Hye were my great-grandparents and I remember them, but did not pay enough attention at the tender age of 3. Both Hye and Kate report being born in US on 1920 census and report parents from Hanover, Germany...I remember a Behrends family reunion about 1955 with hundreds present, so I know I have relatives out there somewhere! Sheila Bundy
23 JAN 04 email@example.com
I am looking for the father of Gerd Brunken Schmidt. He was born in 1810, in Bagband, Germany. His father was Bruncken Eylers (he later changed his name to Schmidt). As far as I can figure he would have been born around 1780 +/- 10 years. Any help would be appreciated. Scott